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SLI 2013 No. 109 Regulations as made
This regulation amends the Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997 to establish an entitlement to insurance cover for members and in some cases, their spouse (including a de facto partner), which provides them with coverage for liabilities and losses arising from their respective roles and responsibilities.
Administered by: Finance
Registered 14 Jun 2013
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR18-Jun-2013
Tabled Senate19-Jun-2013
Date of repeal 02 Jul 2013
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Table of contents.

Commonwealth Coat of Arms

 

 

Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment (Insurance Scheme) Regulation 2013

 

Select Legislative Instrument No. 109, 2013

I, Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation under the Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990.

Dated 13 June 2013

Marie Bashir

Administrator

By Her Excellency’s Command

Mark Dreyfus QC

Special Minister of State

 

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name of regulation.............................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1

4............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                2

Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997                                                     2

 


1  Name of regulation

                   This regulation is the Parliamentary Entitlements Amendment (Insurance Scheme) Regulation 2013.

2  Commencement

                   This regulation commences on 1 July 2013.

3  Authority

                   This regulation is made under the Parliamentary Entitlements Act 1990.

4  Schedule(s)

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Parliamentary Entitlements Regulations 1997

1  Paragraph 3B(3)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

2  Paragraph 3B(3)(e)

Omit “insurance;”, substitute “insurance.”.

3  Paragraph 3B(3)(f)

Repeal the paragraph.

4  Paragraphs 3C(2)(c) and (e)

Repeal the paragraphs.

5  At the end of Part 2

Add:

3EB  Insurance cover

             (1)  For subsection 5(1) of the Act, an entitlement to insurance cover that:

                     (a)  is obtained by the Commonwealth; and

                     (b)  covers a person mentioned in column 1 of an item in the following table; and

                     (c)  covers any of the matters referred to in column 2 of the item and any of the activities referred to in column 3 of the item;

is prescribed as an additional benefit for a member.

 

Insurance cover

Item

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

 

Persons covered

Matters covered

Activities covered

1

Member

Spouse of Prime Minister

Injury to members of the public, or damage to personal property of members of the public

Parliamentary, electorate, official and party business

2

Member

Management activities, professional activities and employment practices

Parliamentary, electorate, official and party business

3

Member

Spouse of Prime Minister or another Minister

Spouse of Presiding Officer

Travel

Travel on parliamentary, electorate, official and party business

 

             (2)  The Minister may approve in writing a policy or policies of insurance that provide the additional benefit under subregulation (1).

             (3)  The additional benefit:

                     (a)  is subject to any terms, conditions, limitations or exclusions specified in the policy or policies approved under subregulation (2); and

                     (b)  may include additional insurance for a matter if:

                              (i)  the matter is related to a matter mentioned in column 2 of an item in the table in subregulation (1); and

                             (ii)  the additional insurance is included in a commercially available policy of insurance that covers the matter referred to in subparagraph (i); and

                     (c)  may provide insurance for the spouse of a member, or a person assisting the member in undertaking activities referred to in column 3 of the item, in respect of a matter for which insurance is provided to the member under this regulation.

             (4)  An approval under subregulation (2) is not a legislative instrument.

3EC  Insurance of personal effects

             (1)  For subsection 5(1) of the Act, the additional benefit of entitlement to the cost of insurance of personal effects, as set out in this regulation, is prescribed.

             (2)  The Prime Minister is entitled to the cost of insurance for the Prime Minister’s personal effects at official establishments.

6  Item [109] of Part 1 of Schedule 1 (new subparagraph 9(1)(d)(ii))

Repeal the subparagraph.

7  Item [109] of Part 1 of Schedule 1 (new paragraph 9(1)(da))

Repeal the paragraph.

8  Item [206] of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (new subparagraph 2(1)(e)(ii))

Repeal the subparagraph.

9  Item [206] of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (new paragraph 2(1)(f))

Repeal the paragraph.

10  Item [206] of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (new subparagraph 2A(6)(a)(ii))

Repeal the subparagraph.

11  Item [206] of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (new subparagraph 2A(6)(a)(iii))

Omit “insurance; and”, substitute “insurance.”.

12  Item [206] of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (new paragraph 2A(6)(b))

Repeal the paragraph.

13  Item [206] of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (new subparagraph 2B(6)(a)(ii))

Repeal the subparagraph.

14  Item [206] of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (new subparagraph 2B(6)(a)(iii))

Omit “insurance; and”, substitute “insurance.”.

15  Item [206] of Part 2 of Schedule 1 (new paragraph 2B(6)(b))

Repeal the paragraph.